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Brunswick Stew: Georgia Named Her, Georgia Claims Her

Film by Stan Woodward
Produced by Stan Woodward
Cinematographer: Stan Woodward
Sound: Stan Woodward using handheld camera with on-board mics plus wireless mics, Steve Godsey, Mark Gamble
Editing: Stan Woodward, Barbara Woodward
Copyright: 2005, The Woodward Studio Limited
56 minutes, Black and White
Original format: DVCam: Sony, 2005
Distributor: Woodward Studio
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Home streaming only. For other permissions apply to Stan Woodward or to the distributor, Woodward Studio.



The Governor, two Georgia State Senators, a “man-on-the-street” in Atlanta, and folklorist, John Burrison speak in one voice authenticating Brunswick stew as a most beloved folk heritage stew of Georgia. The filmmaker reaches back into The Woodward Studio Folklife Archives in making this in-depth story of the origins of Brunswick stew in Georgia, ending up with freshly-shot footage of the Stewbilee in Brunswick, GA, where we hear from a member of the Georgia Sea Island Singers about her ancestors from the days of slavery who cooked Brunswick stews. This is truly a “roots” story about the origins and celebrations around this folk heritage stew of Georgia.


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